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Archives for May, 2009

Technical problems

As you may know, scienceblogs.com is run on MoveableType 4 specially modified by SixApart for the site. The latest tweak was, apparently, a mistake, so the system was reverted to an older version (I have no idea what I am talking about, am I?) which makes posting and commenting painfully slow and likely to cause…

Commenting on scientific papers

There have been quite a few posts over the last few days about commenting, in particular about posting comments, notes and ratings on scientific papers. But this also related to commenting on blogs and social networks, commenting on newspaper online articles, the question of moderation vs. non-moderation, and the question of anonymity vs. pseudonymity vs.…

My picks from ScienceDaily

Clock Quotes

We don’t love qualities, we love persons; sometimes by reason of their defects as well as of their qualities. – Jacques Maritain (1882-1973)

From PhDcomics.

An article that is likely to make the rounds of the science/medical blogosphere (and get the anti-vaccer trolls out of the woodwork): Researchers long ago rejected the theory that vaccines cause autism, yet many parents don’t believe them. Can scientists bridge the gap between evidence and doubt? Writes Liza Gross in the latest Feature article…

New and Exciting in PLoS ONE

There are 24 new articles in PLoS ONE today. As always, you should rate the articles, post notes and comments and send trackbacks when you blog about the papers. You can now also easily place articles on various social services (CiteULike, Mendeley, Connotea, Stumbleupon, Facebook and Digg) with just one click. Here are my own…

My interviews with Radio Belgrade

Last year in May, when I visited Belgrade, I gave interviews with Radio Belgrade, talking about science publishing, Open Access, science communication and science blogging. The podcasts of these interviews – yes, they are in Serbian! – are now up: Part 1 Part 2 I know that this blog has some ex-Yugoslavs in its regular…

Sometimes, you read a blog post on a science blog and think to yourself “Hmmm, perhaps I should submit this one for Open Lab 09″, then fumble to find a blog with a submission button and end up giving up. Not any more! Bill Hooker was bothered by this enough that he decided to something…

My picks from ScienceDaily